For a wise homeowner, structural integrity is a priority in maintaining your house. It involves not only cleaning your gutters and repairing your porch but also checking all other elements such as your roof and wallboards.
Here are the top five improvement projects to maintain your home’s structural integrity:
1. Roof Replacement
Since the roof protects you from the harsh weather, you need to prioritize this part of your house. The timing for roof replacement or repair usually depends on what type of roof you have and if the warning signs are already present, such as water stains and mold. Consider roof replacement an investment.
2. Gutter and Siding Replacement
Gutters and sidings play a major role in keeping your house dry by directing the running water away from your house’s exterior foundation. To maintain this role, regular checking of your gutter and siding is a must. Do not be fooled by the look of your gutters from the outside; in most cases, debris accumulates inside the gutters. Just be careful when you clean your gutters, as you need to climb a ladder and reach certain areas.
Since not all homeowners have the time and necessary skill to repair their gutter and sidings, hiring a siding contractor is always an option. In Universal Roofing and Exteriors, we use fiber cement siding manufactured by
our partner, James Hardie Industries. James Hardie has been in the industry for 20 years and we take pride in being James Hardie Preferred Remodeler.
3. Drywall Repair
According to a recent survey, drywall repair costs isn’t as costly as when you do it on your own and you have to procure equipment for yourself. Not to mention the risk you’re going to take. For professional services, we offer repair, finishing, patching, and texture for all types of drywall.
4. Door and Window Reinforcement
Aside from roofing replacement, most contractors would also recommend door and window reinforcement. Whether it is a replacement or a simple repair, remember that your doors and windows should also be able to withstand strong wind pressure. We offer vinyl siding patio doors, composite French and patio doors, and customer fiberglass entry doors. You may also choose energy-efficient windows to reduce environmental impact and, at the same time, save on energy costs. We offer different types of windows such as double-hung, casement, picture, slider, stationary, and bay or bow.
5. Waterproofing the foundation
When you waterproof, pay attention to these four areas in your house: roof, windows, outer walls, and basement. Use quality self-adhered roofing underlayment, as required by building codes. Your windows should also be applied with watertight and airtight seals and flashings must be properly installed. Some contractors also suggest using rubberized polymer-spray membranes to cover the whole exterior and seal it from leaks, termites, and mold.
For a free quote on any of these home improvement projects, call us today at 317-257-0779. Our services are available in Indianapolis and Carmel, IN, and surrounding areas.